Updated: Dec 17, 2020
The Galapagos Islands are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and adventurous tourists. The islands that inspired Darwin's theory of evolution theory are a living museum where you can observe species not found anywhere else on the planet.
Visiting the Galapagos is a unique and rewarding experience. Whether you choose to stay on one of the three inhabited islands or cruise around the islands, you'll discover a world unlike any other.
If you are planning a trip to the Galapagos, the first thing you need to do is decide where to stay. Depending on what you want to see and do, the Galapagos offers a variety of options. While many of the islands are uninhabitable, Santa Cruz Island and San Cristóbal Island offer luxurious accommodations that are perfectly situated near some of the islands' top attractions. Day hikes and boat charters are available to take you out on day trips. These islands are the perfect place to set up a basecamp for an extended stay in the Galapagos.
The Galapagos is comprised of 13 major islands with six smaller islands, all offering their own unique experience. Booking a cruise is the best way to make the most of your trip and see all you can. The small passenger ships offer highly curated experiences and provide guests with unparalleled access to some of the most remote islands. You can go scuba diving in the reefs, kayaking, or hiking around the islands as you wake up in a new destination every day. Working closely with the National Park Service, the Galapagos cruise ships are careful not to damage the local ecosystem and educate passengers about the area.
Whether you choose to stay on an island or on a ship, there are some sights in the Galapagos that you must-see. One of the Galapagos Island's most well-known natives is the giant tortoise. The best places to see them are at Rancho Primicias and the El Chato Tortoise Reserve on Santa Cruz Island. Tortuga Bay, Kicker Rock, and the Sierra Negra volcano are among the other top sights to see across the Galapagos. These locations are easily accessible for day trips regardless of whether you are cruising the islands or staying in a hotel!
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